Dec 9

World Fintech Festival in Finland

Event details




10:00 - 12:30



Innovation, sustainability and expertise from Finland

As part of the Singapore FinTech Festival 2020, Fintech Farm, together with Helsinki Business Hub, The Ministry for Foreign Affairs, Business Finland and NewCo Helsinki will be hosting the World FinTech Festival in Finland on December 9th!

This event, streamed from Helsinki will showcase the most interesting parts of financial technology in Finland, including keynote speeches, panel discussions and Revolutionary Fintech of the Year finals.

To find more information about the 90 day Finn package, visit here!

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To chat with the other participants, watch the stream directly on Youtube!


Changes to the program are possible


City as a Service

Jan Vapaavuori, Mayor of Helsinki


Welcome from Singapore

Antti Vänskä, Ambassador of Finland to Singapore
Frank Lönnqvist , Managing Director, Gunnar Consulting
Sami Jääskeläinen, Community Director, Nordic Innovation House Singapore
Gregory Lingris, Managing Director, F-Secure Consulting, Singapore
Moderator: Riku Mäkelä, Innovation and Trade Counsellor


Cybercrime and Finance

Mikko Hyppönen, CRO at F-Secure


Revolutionary Fintech of the Year final pitches

Joel Ojala, CEO & Co-Founder at ReceiptHero
Eero Talonen, Head of Product at Tomorrow Tech
Sven Martinsson, CEO & Co-Founder at Valega Chain Analytics
Marko Viinikka, CEO & Founder at Voima Gold
Ida Mänty, CEO & Founder at ROI Financial Technologies

Comments by:
Pål Krogdahl, CTO, Global ISV Practice, Financial Services Sector, IBM
Co-host of Fintech Daydreaming
Head of Emerging Technologies, Nordea
Co-host of Fintech Daydreaming


Panel: How sustainability can be a driver for success for Nordic fintechs

Ilona Kivimäki, Enfuce
Hasan Malik, P3 Cloudasset
Pekka Sivonen, Business Finland
Teppo Havo, Danske Bank


Digital Platforms Enabling Sustainability in Mobility

Sampo Hietanen, CEO & Founder at MaaS Global


Announcing the Revolutionary Fintech of the Year 2020 in Finland

Riikka Salminen, Country Manager Sweden, Finland & Baltics at Visa


Jan Vapaavuori

City of Helsinki


After an extensive career in Finnish national politics Mr. Jan Vapaavuori became the first Mayor of Helsinki in June 2017 after winning the election with a record number of support. As his first task he set forth a city strategy, laying ground for an ambitious four-year agenda. The strategy champions Helsinki as the “most functional city in the world” with a special focus on sustainable growth, digitalization, global problem solving, creativity and the best possible conditions for happy everyday city life. The strategy also defined Helsinki as a test-bed for start-ups and smart city development projects resulting in an increased global relevance for the city.

From 2012 to 2015 Mr. Vapaavuori served as the Minister of Economic Affairs, responsible for international trade and innovation. In 2007 – 2011 he was the Minister of Housing. Since 2015 he worked as Vice President of the European Investment Bank. As Minister of Economic Affairs, he negotiated the Meyer Turku shipyard sale that played a key role in renewing the Finnish maritime industry. As the Minister of Housing Mr. Vapaavuori created a program that resulted in a decrease of long-term homelessness by fifty percent – a model that has since gained international recognition.

From 2003 to 2015 Mr. Vapaavuori was a Member of Parliament. During his term as MP, he served among other things as chair of the party’s parliamentary group. In addition to his career in national politics, Mr. Vapaavuori has a long-standing career with the City of Helsinki as Member of the Helsinki City Council and as the chairman of the City Board.

Mr. Vapaavuori serves at the World Economic Forum’s Global Future Council, as Chair of The Finnish National Opera’s Board of Governors and chairs his family foundation that supports contemporary dance and visual arts. He graduated as Master of Laws from the University of Helsinki and holds an Honorary Doctoral Degree form Hanken School of Economics.

Antti Vänskä

Embassy of Finland in Singapore




Mikko Hyppönen


Global Cybersecurity Expert, Chief Research Officer

Mikko Hypponen is a global security expert. He has worked at F-Secure since 1991.

Mr. Hypponen has written on his research for the New York Times, Wired and Scientific American and he appears frequently on international TV. He has lectured at the universities of Stanford, Oxford and Cambridge.

He was selected among the 50 most important people on the web by the PC World magazine and was included in the FP Global 100 Thinkers list.

Mr. Hypponen sits in the advisory boards of t2 and Social Safeguard.

Hasan Malik

P3 Cloudasset

CEO & Founder



Ilona Kivimäki


Business Development Director of Sustainability Services

Ilona Kivimäki is a Business Development Director of Sustainability Services at Enfuce. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Construction Engineering and a Master’s degree in Industrial engineering and management.

Previously Ilona has been working in project management, product development & marketing positions in early-stage tech companies. With her polished innovation and product management skills, Ilona has been leading the development of My Carbon Action – a carbon footprint measurement tool by Enfuce – since its conception to a successful launch and go-to-market.

Teppo Havo

Teppo Havo

Danske Bank

Head of Startups, Growth and Societal Impact & Sustainability Finland



Pekka Sivonen

Business Finland

Executive Director



Sampo Hietanen

MaaS Global

CEO & Founder



Riikka Salminen


Country Manager Sweden, Finland & Baltics



Frank Lönnqvist

Gunnar Consulting

Managing Director



Sami Jääskeläinen

Nordic Innovation House Singapore

Community Director



Riku Mäkelä

Embassy of Finland in Singapore

Innovation and Trade Counsellor



Gregory Lingris

F-Secure Singapore

Managing Director



Pål Krogdahl

IBM & Fintech Daydreaming

CTO, Global ISV Practice, Financial Services Sector | Co-host

Ville Sointu

Nordea & Fintech Daydreaming

Head of Emerging Technologies | Co-host




If you wish to join the full Singapore Fintech Festival program on December 7-11th, register over here.